R has made the world of data analysis more approachable and has become an important tool for computational statistics and data visualization. With Microsoft acquiring Revolution Analytics it's also now a part of the Azure family.
Talk will demonstrate how you can use R to turn application data into business insights and actionable statistics. Using a year worth of Github commits, Barbara will ask questions such as which languages have had interesting trends and who the influencers are. The records reveals interesting conclusions about future trends and why particular repositories are more popular than others.
By developing intuition about the data sets and investigating them with more formal statistical methods, data can shape businesses to be more profitable. At the end, attendees will understand the power of the R language and how they can apply the same approaches for their own application allowing them to turn unstructured data into information that could be potentially monetised.